Spark Therapeutics Inc Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of ($1.75) Per Share (ONCE)
Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Spark Therapeutics in a report issued on Monday. Leerink Swann analyst J. Schwartz anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($1.75) per share for the quarter. Leerink Swann currently has a “Market Perform” rating and a $49.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Spark Therapeutics’ FY2019 earnings at ($2.90) EPS and FY2020 earnings at ($2.57) EPS.
Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.90) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.79) by ($0.11). Spark Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 1,090.11% and a negative return on equity of 60.01%. The business had revenue of $1.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($1.07) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 45.8% on a year-over-year basis.
Shares of Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) traded up $1.15 on Thursday, hitting $45.91. The stock had a trading volume of 1,895,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 481,123. Spark Therapeutics has a one year low of $41.06 and a one year high of $91.75.
In other news, insider Katherine A. High sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.32, for a total value of $356,600.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 215,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,333,800. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Stephen W. Webster sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.14, for a total value of $701,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 12,500 shares in the company, valued at $876,750. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,068,809 shares of company stock worth $89,809,385 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 7.30% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of ONCE. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in Spark Therapeutics by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 34,534 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,842,000 after buying an additional 650 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Spark Therapeutics by 81.6% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 25,228 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,507,000 after buying an additional 11,335 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Spark Therapeutics by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 94,920 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $5,671,000 after buying an additional 7,169 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale acquired a new position in Spark Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $829,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Spark Therapeutics by 16.0% during the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 26,278 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,570,000 after buying an additional 3,626 shares during the period. 94.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Spark Therapeutics Company Profile
Spark Therapeutics, Inc is a gene therapy company. The Company focuses on treating orphan diseases. It has a pipeline of product candidates targeting multiple rare blinding conditions, hematologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Its pipeline includes a product candidate targeting choroideremia (CHM), which is in a Phase I/II clinical trial and a product candidate for hemophilia A, which is in a Phase I/II clinical trial.
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